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Chef

Reference

PRI34476

Location

Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£10.50

Job Advert Role Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

The Priory Hospital Southampton is a  smoke-free 40 bedded hospital, providing acute mental health services to both Adolescents and adults. We provide treatment packages for people who have mental health problems; issues with addictions and eating disorders.

About us

Set back within 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, the tranquil environment of the Priory Hospital Southampton offers therapeutic and recovery focused residential treatment as well as day care and outpatient services.

Priory Hospital Southampton is a smoke-free hospital that provides 40 beds across 3 wards. The services provided at the hospital include a young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric conditions and Eating Disorders.

We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists

 

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

 

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

 

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

 

The duties of the job role are to:

 

1. Undertake the planning, preparation and cooking of meals, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.

2. Take full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef).

3. Ensure the cost-effective and efficient control of stock including placing orders for food products and the checking/reconciliation of deliveries. Ensure that wastage is minimised. 

4. Assist the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines. 

5. Supervise assigned catering staff ensuring their quality of work continues to meet required operational standards and the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies and guidelines.

6.Organise and prioritise own work within established procedures, referring complex issues to senior catering staff.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

NVQ2 or equivalent together with a basic qualification in food hygiene. Experience within a professional kitchen environment.

 

The role holder works within a busy kitchen environment using a variety of equipment where many routine duties require a degree of sustained physical effort. The role holder will be required to undertake specialist dietary training, as well as partaking in Priory’s mandatory training programme.

Successful applicants will be given an initial interview followed by a second stage chef test interview cooking a lunch time service with support from our senior chefs.

Some of the benefits of working for us are:

25 days annual leave per year plus paid birthday day off

Cycle to work scheme

Free monthly lotto

Gym Flex scheme

Technology Scheme

Corporate Membership with New Forest Health & Leisure

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Further information can be obtained from www.dbs.gov.uk. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. We are an equal opportunities employer. For more information please contact Nusrah Searles, HR Administrator  on 023 8084 0044.

 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

31/03/2020